||06-22-2013 06:24 PM
Grub2 Installation on GPT partition
Hi, I just installed Slackware 14 from a DVD on a GPT partition ( sda1 ext4 /, sda2 swap, sda128 biosboot partition, 10 G drive) on a P4 HP. No errors. No lilo installed. Booting from the boot-up UBS stick was not possible (chosen in bios boot options). Rebooted from Slackware-DVD, could not locate the /extra repo where grub is said to live.I restarted with an Ubuntu live-CD and downloaded grub2 : sudo apt-get install, then ran grub-install /dev/sda. error : /usr/sbin/grub-probe cannot stat aufs. Booting straight from HDD gave the grub > prompt, but no commands worked - error 1 to 27. grub-install did not work on the mounted and the unmounted drive /dev/sda.
The latest SuperGrub2 disk did not detect a grub.cfg file. Mounting a kernel 3.2.29 resulted in kernel panic. I wonder why there is no option to install grub2 from the superdisk ... this was actually what I burned it for, not to change the screen colors :scratch:
I have read a few posts since 2010 with similar problems from more advanced users that I am. Suggestion : Is it possible for an experienced user to publish a step-by-step tutorial starting from the completed Slackware 14 install revealing the commands that actually install grub2 ? I read the slackbook back and forth, but it is pre-grub. The help-text during the install did not mention grub I believe. The Grub2 Wiki is exhaustive, but not slackware-specific. Thanks and a sunny weekend !